“THERE WAS NO RIOT!” Minneapolis Reporters Rebuke Police Chief for Using the Word “Riot”

Before you watch, I want to strongly urge you to sign up for Todd’s free newsletter. It’s your only life line to conservative news and commentary. We can no longer rely on social media. Click here to subscribe.

A number of journalists rebuked the police chief of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after he referred to the weekend violence as riots. It was not so much a riot as it was an insurrection.

“I was front and center at the protest — at the riot,” Chief Tim Gannon told the angry crowd of reporters.

“There was no riot,” one woke journalist shot back.


Other reporters joined in and demanded to know why the police officers defended themselves against the violent crowd.

“There was — the officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way – were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks,” the chief said.

The police chief also said at least one officer was pelted with a brick and had to be taken to the hospital. Video from the scene shows another rioter attempting to throw a concrete slab at a cop.

“We could not allow our officers to be harmed,” the chief said.

Maybe the police chief should invite journalists to volunteer as human shields — standing between the police and the so-called “peaceful protesters.”

And when the violent mob starts throwing concrete slabs at the journalists — they will be among the loudest voices crying out to the police for safety and protection.

Our team has compiled videos from last night’s so-called peaceful protests. Watch and decide for yourself whether or not it was a riot.

  • The Todd Starnes Podcast
  • Todd Starnes
  • https://chrt.fm/track/23284G/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/5e27a451-e6e6-4c51-aa03-a7370003783c/ec639eda-812c-4db1-85c8-acfd010f9fef/3603d30c-3ad7-46d9-b9dd-b196013a7b17/audio.mp3?track=false
  • https://chrt.fm/track/23284G/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/5e27a451-e6e6-4c51-aa03-a7370003783c/ec639eda-812c-4db1-85c8-acfd010f9fef/3603d30c-3ad7-46d9-b9dd-b196013a7b17/audio.mp3?track=false